Young urchin Almitra becomes fascinated with the political prisoner, a poet named Mustafa, who has been kept in house arrest for nearly a decade, and for whom her mother Kamila cleans and cooks. Mustafa spins wonderful stories which make his confinement seem like privilege, at least to the mute Almitra. But when freedom seems closest she gains knowledge of just how precious, and fragile, it really is… A passion project from producer Salma Hayek, this is surely one of the most ambitious and visually stunning animated features targeted at an all-ages family audience, calling on the talents of some of the greatest animators working in film today.
Described by Rolling Stone as "the most intimate rock doc ever" this is about as complete and insightful a portrait of Kurt Cobain as we are likely to see. Granted access to the family’s home movies, director Brett Morgan (The Kid Stays in the Picture) goes from the ground up, but never shies away from probing questions or difficult emotional terrain. It’s a must-see.